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Seafield temple: six charged with rioting and obstructing policemen


PETALING JAYA (Dec 24): Six men were charged with rioting and obstructing police at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ25, Subang Jaya, two weeks ago.

The NST reports that at the Magistrate’s court today M. Mani Maran, 38; Mohammad Shahril Danniel Sajel, 22; Mohammad Saifullah Abdullah, 31; Muhammad Hasneezam Shah Samsudin, 29; Akmal Izzat Aziz, 24; and Mohd Norul Ismawi Islahuddin 40, pleaded guilty to the charges read before magistrate Mohd Ikhwan Mohd Nasir today.

Mani Maran, a sales marketing manager was charged jointly with M. Elangovan, 34, and G. Daniel, 33, for causing grievous hurt to Sulaiman Abdullah, 32, under Section 325 of the Penal Code.

He was also charged with obstructing police Inspector Muhamad Nazmi Zulkafli, Sergeant Mohamad Faiz Abdul Rahim and Corporal Ahmad Zamram Mat from performing their duties.

The daily reports that they were charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum penalty of two years’ jail and RM10,000 fine.

Under Section 147 of the Penal Code, the offence carries a maximum penalty of two years’ jail and a fine.

Shahril Danniel, Saifullah, Hasneezam, Akmal Izzat, and Norul Ismawi were jointly charged with participating in an unlawful assembly and possessing machete, axe, and wooden stick as weapons during rioting.

Section 148 of the Penal Code carries a maximum penalty of five-year imprisonment and a fine.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Zhafran Rahim Hamzah requested that the court set bail at RM10,000 for each charge.

RM18,000 bail with one surety for Mani Maran; RM5,000 bail with one surety for Shahril Danniel; and RM6,000 bail with one surety each for Saifullah, Hasneezam, Akmal Izzat, and Norul Ismawi was granted by the court.

Jan 17 has been fixed by the court for mention.

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